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Back Items For The Auction of April 28, 2012  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 1 Theodore Samuel Williams single signed baseball. Clean white B.Brown AL ball, signed across the sweetspot with desirable "Theodore Samuel Williams" full name signature. Blue ink autograph rates 9/10 out of 10. The ball itself remains very clean with a few minimal age toning spots mentioned for accuracy. Uncommon signature format which was the only such example within the Williams collection. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: NM, Signature: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 2 Ted Williams autographed baseball bat. Full size 35" long Louisville Slugger 125 model bat displaying the classic Ted Williams facsimile signature stamping on the barrel end. Signed across the barrel by Williams in blue sharpie with autograph rating 9/10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-NM/MT ($500-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 3 Ted Williams autographed Boston Red Sox jersey. Cream colored Boston Red Sox jersey with team name lettered across the front, has 1939 Centennial patch on sleeve. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" in marker rating 8 to 9 out of 10. Proper Mitchell & Ness tagging in collar and front tail (size XL). Framed to 34.25"x42.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Jersey NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,089.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 4 Ted Williams autographed photograph with home run total inscription. Black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with "521 HRs" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Housed within 20"x26" mat with inset placard. Was part of series limited to 521 (one for each career home run) with this being number 73. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 5 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 8 to 9 out of 10. Framed to 23.75"x29.25" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 6 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 11"x14" Black and white photograph has been signed on the front, "Ted Williams" with "1941 - 407" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 7 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original which was taken while Williams was serving as a Marine pilot. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in silver paint pen rating 9 out of 10. Uncommon image offers striking crisp clarity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 8 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which was taken during the 1942 season. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 9 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Uncommon 16"x20" black and white photograph signed across the front in blue marker, "Ted Williams." Signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 10 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Classic 16"x20" black and white photograph has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Silver paint pen signature rates 8/9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 11 Ted Williams autographed photograph. Black and white 16"x20" photograph based on the original taken during the 1941 All-Star Game, depicts Williams as he crossed homeplate shaking hands with Joe DiMaggio. Signed in gold paint pen, "Ted Williams" rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA and has Green Diamond authentication hologram affixed: NM ($300-$500) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 12 Lot of (5) Ted Williams autographed photographs. Identical 16"x20" black and white photographs, each signed across the front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signatures rate 8/9 to 9 out of 10. (1) Has minute spot of ink transfer on front. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 13 Ted Williams autographed last home run photograph. 16"x20" Black and white photograph based on the original which was taken the day he hit his last home run. Signed on the front, "Ted Williams" with seldom offered "521 9/28/60" inscription. Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Faint surface wrinkle visible upon close inspection. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($500-$750) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 14 Lot of (5) Ted Williams autographed photographs. Identical 16"x20" black and white photographs, each based on the original which depicts Ted Williams hitting his last career home run. All signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 8/9 to 9 out of 10. (2) Display a touch of wear mentioned for accuracy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 15 Ted Williams single signed baseball with .406 inscription. Near white B. Brown AL ball signed across the sweetspot with ".406" notation denoting Williams' batting average in the storied 1941 season. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($500-$750) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 16 Ted Williams single signed baseball. B.Brown AL ball signed by Williams across the sweetspot in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Ball itself remains very clean except for a small light circular surface indentation on reverse sweetspot. One of only a handful of Ted Williams single signed baseballs found within the collection. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 17 Ted Williams autographed Cooperstown Bat Co. model bat. Exclusive artist proof numbered example as given to Williams marked TWP1 on the knob end. Bat pictures a color portrait of Williams with image of Fenway park and career statistics. Signed in blue sharpie on the barrel rating 9 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 18 Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger commemorative black bat. Bold full size Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat with custom impressed gilt lettering on barrel end, "Legend of the Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49-.406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR. Signed in gold "Ted Williams" across the barrel area rating 9 out of 10. Very desirable limited edition custom made bat not previously offered until the current auction. Numbered 817/1000. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 19 Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger commemorative black bat. Bold full size Louisville Slugger 125 model black bat with custom impressed gilt lettering on barrel end, "Legend of the Kid, Triple Crown '42 & '47, MVP '46 & '49-.406 '41, Lifetime BA .344 & 521 HR. Signed in gold "Ted Williams" across the barrel area rating 9 out of 10. Very desirable limited edition custom made bat not previously offered until the current auction. Numbered 804/1000. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($1,000-$1,500) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 20 Lot of (3) Ted Williams "Signature Series" autographed porcelain baseball card artist proof cased sets. Each set remains housed in its original wooden hinged lid case with (4) commemorative porcelain baseball cards picturing Ted Williams. The 1956 Topps card version is autographed by Williams in blue sharpie within each set rating 9/10 out of 10. Numbered, respectively, AP5, AP3, and AP8. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM-MT ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 21 Enormous Ted Williams autographed photograph with Tom Yawkey by Arthur Griffin. Imposing color photograph based on the original taken during his Rookie season has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with "The Kid" inscription. Signature measures a full 9" long and rates 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 48" wide by 68.5" tall (four feet by nearly six feet) overall. Also signed by the photographer Arthur Griffin. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 22 1993 Ted Williams "Hitters Hands" sculptural display piece. Very limited edition figural display features a bronze casting of Ted Williams batting grip holding a full size Williams professional model Louisville Slugger model bat. Hands are numbered with desirable "9" of "36" produced designating Ted Williams' uniform number. Home plate shaped mahogany swivel base displays an inset Ted Williams facsimile signature. 36" tall: NM ($1,500-$2,500) $4,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 23 Enormous Ted Williams autographed photograph by Arthur Griffin. Imposing color photograph based on the original taken during his Rookie season has been signed across the front, "Ted Williams" with "The Kid" inscription. Signature measures a full 9" long and rates 9/10 out of 10. Framed to 48" wide by 68.5" tall (four feet by nearly six feet) overall. Also signed by the photographer Arthur Griffin whom had been contacted by Kodak in 1939 and was sent a new to market color film. His experiments with it resulted in this and a series of other highly important color photographs of Ted Williams. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($2,000-$3,000) $3,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 24 Ted Williams autographed "Triple Crown Winner" artist's proof lithograph. Large format 23"x35" composite artwork lithograph titled within the lower border and listing Williams' 1942 season statistics. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1942" inscription rating 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Lewis Watkins and hand numbered "A/P" denoting artist's proof. Hint of light wear entirely confined to the extreme edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 25 Lot of (6) Ted Williams autographed "Triple Crown Winner" artist's proof lithographs. Identical large format 23"x35" composite artwork lithographs, titled within the lower border and listing Williams' 1942 season statistics. Each signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1942" inscription rating 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Lewis Watkins and hand numbered "A/P" denoting artist's proof. Hint of light wear entirely confined to the extreme edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 26 Ted Williams autographed artists proof lithograph. Large format 24"x33" composite artwork lithograph titled "Ted Williams" within the lower border. Signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1941" inscription rating 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Lewis Watkins and hand numbered "A/P" denoting artist's proof. Hint of light wear entirely confined to the extreme edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 27 Lot of (5) Ted Williams autographed artist's proof lithographs. Identical large format 24"x33" composite artwork lithographs, each signed in blue marker, "Ted Williams" with "1942" inscription. Signatures rate 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist Lewis Watkins and hand numbered "A/P" denoting artist's proof. Hint of light wear entirely confined to the extreme edges. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($1,500-$2,500) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 28 "The Splendid Splinter" large format serigraph by LeRoy Neiman. Color serigraph by noted sports artist LeRoy Neiman, based on the original abstract work depicting the classic swing of Ted Williams. Signed within the lower border "Ted Williams" and "LeRoy Neiman." Pencil signatures rate 9/10 out of 10. Hand numbered 13/270 and measures 20"x28" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $3,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 29 Ted Williams autographed printer's proof lithograph by Danny Day (number 9 of the edition). Color artists composite depicting Williams throughout his career has been signed at lower front, "Ted Williams." Blue marker signature rates 9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and hand numbered "9/10 PP" denoting printers proof. Measures 24.5"x30.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($500-$1,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 30 Ted Williams autographed giclee by Armand Montagne. Portraiture rendering of Williams in Red Sox uniform signed boldly in blue sharpie by Ted across the front. Additionally signed by artist Montagne at the bottom margin in gold. 14" square unframed. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($200-$400) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 31 "The Kid" Ted Williams bronze statue by John Tighe. Cast bronze figural statuary depicting Williams seated on a bench wearing Red Sox uniform. The figural measures 6" tall affixed to 6"x9" mahogany wooden base having an applied brass placard inscribed, "The Kid The Greatest Hitter That Ever Lived Ted Williams": NM ($500-$750) $2,860.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 32 Lot of Ted Williams Hoover High School baseball charms c.1937. Rare and desirable set of four baseball related charms as presented to Ted Williams, as a member of the Hoover High School baseball team from 1934-1937. Includes 10K gold filled baseball shaped charm with "1937 Champions" in raised lettering along with red enameled "H" school insignia. The grouping also includes (3), 14K gold, individual figural charms of a baseball glove, hat, and cleats. Interestingly, and ironically, no bat charm, although Williams was a stellar pitcher for the Hoover team. The offered charms are very likely some of, if not, the earliest baseball related award pieces to have been received by Ted Williams. Very fine offering dating to the formative beginnings of one of the greatest careers in Major League history. Includes a framed black and white printed photographic image of the Hoover High School team picturing Ted in uniform which was from his personal collection (appears to date from the last 25 years or so) along with a small vintage lidded cardboard box from a Los Angeles retailer in which the charms were discovered: EX ($1,000-$3,000) $950.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 33 Ted Williams Hoover High School Lifetime Pass c.1937. Handsome gold colored pass as presented to Williams in honor of his "Outstanding Athletic Ability" in 1937. Pass measures 2"x3 1/4" engraved on the front, "Hoover High School San Diego 1937 Life Pass Present to Ted Williams". Hoover High School emblem is found at the center with red enamelwork inlay. Includes a period blue velvet lidded box with "Irwin's Jewelers San Diego" markings on the interior, in which the pass was found but unclear if it was the original box. Very fine period item relating to Ted Williams exceptional early baseball career in high school. Includes a copy of a Hoover High School image picturing Ted in uniform: EX-MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,089.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 34 Ted Williams Hoover High School Lifetime Pass identification bracelet c.1930s. Sterling silver identification bracelet as given to Williams for his athletic accomplishments at San Diego's Hoover High School. Engraved on the center placard, "Ted Williams Life Pass Hoover High School". The placard and bracelet both show expected age and usage wear to the surface, while retaining a fine original patina. Fine vintage presentational piece relating to Ted's earliest days as a baseball player. Includes a copy of a Hoover High School image picturing Ted in uniform: EX ($500-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 35 Lot of (3) baseball related books from Ted Williams personal library with inscriptions from May Williams, Ted's mother. Trio of hard cover baseball related volumes each having endearing inscriptions as written to Ted Williams by his mother, May Williams. Includes: 1947 "Babe Ruth" by Tom Meany. Missing dust cover, interior cover page is inscribed, "To you my dearest son Ted Williams, May Williams-mother Aug. 24, 1948". Williams' reverence for Babe Ruth is clearly known and interestingly the offered book is dated and sent to Ted by his mother only several days after Ruth's passing: EX; 1947 "Baseball's Hall of Fame" by Ken Smith. Missing dust cover, interior cover page is inscribed, "To you my dearest lovely son Ted Williams, Your mother-May Williams- Aug. 24, 1948". Possibly inferring Ted's ultimate destination by the title and content of the book: EX; and 1950 "Ted Williams" by Arthur Sampson. Missing dust jacket, inscribed and signed on the two interior cover pages with lengthy content as intended for May Williams' father (Paul) and mother (Natalie). Content reads as follows: "Sunday May 7th Thru you & my Precious Father Paul God bless us with a Wonderful Famous son, a second "Babe Ruth". Whom he loved & admired Your oldest daughter May. San Diego, Cal. To My Precious lovely beautiful adorable Good, Godly, Charming Christian Mother Natalie from Your oldest daughter May Williams. Envoy Salvation Army and Captain and worker in The Lord's work over 40 years-This is precious mother-Your grandson: Precious good and famous. You have been like an Angel from Heaven to us all. God Bless you precious Goldy mother May Williams." Poignant inscription with glowing pride for her son who was well on his way to baseball immortality: VG-EX. ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 36 Vintage Ted Williams wallet with Social Security card and candid photographs. Original leather wallet having "T.S.W." initials in gilt lettering on the exterior casing. The lot also includes Williams' original Social Security card which is autographed by Williams in black ink (faded) and has been laminated. Seven period snapshot photos of Williams, each measuring 2 1/2"x3 1/2" with subjects including Williams in street clothes, Mt. Rushmore, and Williams with other players in Red Sox dugout. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Range VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 37 Exceptional and scarce Ted Williams autographed photograph c.1939-1940. Stunning sepia tone 8"x10" image picturing a young Ted Williams in Red Sox uniform leaping to catch a baseball. Signed across the front in black fountain pen rating 10 out of 10. Autograph is an extremely uncommon early career example, it is the first of its type we have encountered on an 8"x10" size format image. Photo itself remains very clean with excellent contrast and blank back having a few surface wrinkles primarily to the upper right corner. Incredible rarity: Photo: EX, Signature: NM/MT-MT ($1,000-$3,000) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 38 Tom Yawkey autographed photograph. Sepia tone 8"x10" portrait of Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey signed and inscribed to long time equipment manager, John Orlando, in white ink. Signature and inscription rate 7/8 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($200-$400) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 39 Joe Cronin autographed photograph. Framed 7"x9" black and white image of Ted Williams and Joe Cronin standing in Red Sox uniform, signed by Cronin in blue fountain pen. Signature rates 8 out of 10. Desirable period signed image from the manager that Williams held in high regard. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($200-$400) $173.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 40 Ted Williams original artwork by Bill Coyne c.1940s. Uncommonly large size original caricature depicting Williams in vignette format showing Ted Williams battering various pitchers. Titled by a Boston Globe byline at the lower margin and designed by noted cartoonist Coyne. 20"x24" in its original frame: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 41 Archbishop Richard J. Cushing autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams. Matted and framed studio portrait of the notable Richard J. Cushing, who served as Archbishop of Boston from 1944-1970. Signed at the bottom margin, "To my good friend 'Ted'-The greatest of them all with affection, Richard J. Cushing Archbishop of Boston". Brown fountain pen signature and inscription rate 8 out of 10. Cushing was a highly regarded figure in the Boston community most notably with relation to the Kennedy family having overseen the wedding of Jackie and President John F. Kennedy, as well as presiding over the mass for the President's funeral in 1963 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC. The Archbishop was also a very big fan of the game of baseball, even drafting a prayer of a baseball theme which will be included with the lot, along with a newspaper photo of Williams and Cushing. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 42 Lot of (3) Ted Williams related cartoon artwork by Bob Coyne and Gene Mack c.1940-1950s to include: "Lay Down That Pistol Ted" cartoon artwork by Bob Coyne. 13"x15" depicting Williams negotiating his 1948 contract with Eddie Collins. Vertical crease on left side: VG-EX; "Ted Zooms into the Batting Lead" by Gene Mack. 10"x18" cartoon artwork with a central portrait of Williams surrounded by numerous vignette caricature scenes. Toned area to the top left corner: VG; and "Ted Returns" by Bob Coyne. Depicts images of Red Sox equipment manager Johnny Orlando preparing Williams' uniform and bats for the 1955 season. 12"x15" framed: EX ($500-$750) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 43 Ted Williams illustrative artwork by Frank Lanning. Fine hand colored illustrative cartoon artwork by noted Rhode Island caricaturist, Frank Lanning depicting Ted Williams arguing a wild pitch being caught by Yogi Berra. Very finely executed with watercolor toning retaining strong visual appearance. Signed at lower right corner by Lanning, 11"x13" framed: EX ($500-$1,000) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 44 Lot of (5) Ted Williams related cartoon artwork and display pieces. Combination of original artwork and printed renderings each depicting a caricature of Ted Williams relation. Subjects include Williams on Washington Senators, Williams' last day at Fenway, and Williams being named player of the decade in 1960. Artists include Bob Coyne, Mario Demarco, John Furlow, and Rick Kelly. All are framed except one piece with varying degrees of typical age and handling wear: Range VG-EX/MT ($400-$600) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 45 May 4, 1946 Ted Williams home run baseball hit off of Bob Feller. Moderately toned and game used William Harridge American League baseball, which was belted for a home run by Ted Williams off of pitcher Bob Feller in a game played at Fenway Park on May 4, 1946. Side panel of the ball is inscribed in Ted Williams, "1st Homer off Bob Feller 1946 May 4". Inscription has appropriately faded from age, but remains clearly visible rating 5 out of 10. Amazingly, the offered ball was the first home run that Williams had ever hit off of Bob Feller in his career which began in 1938. Ted Williams had a measurable amount of respect for Feller throughout their careers and afterwards. Williams once spoke of Feller, "the fastest and best pitcher I ever saw during my career. He had the best fastball and curve I've ever seen." This particular baseball was highly prized by Ted Williams and in fact was the only such example of a period home run baseball from the (521) total that Ted hit that he kept and retained within his collection. Very fine rarity with exceptional provenance: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 46 Fine 1942 Ted Williams Baseball Writers of New York "Player of the Year" presentational wristwatch. High quality Longines wristwatch as given to Ted in honor of his selection as the 1942 Player of the Year by the New York Baseball Writers. 14K gold watch remains in running order and shows evident use most notably to its white leather band (possibly vintage replacement). The 1942 season was one of the finest of his career capturing his first triple crown leading the Major Leagues in home runs, RBIs, and batting average. Although his offensive numbers were clearly superior to any others in Major League Baseball, the baseball writers voted New York Yankee Joe Gordon as the Most Valuable Player for 1942 by 21 votes. While Gordon enjoyed a career season and the Yankees won the AL pennant, Williams was likely denied the MVP due to his tenuous relationship with the sportswriters. The offered watch represents one of the more lauded awards that a player could receive from the highly respected New York Baseball Writer's Association: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $3,267.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 48 Significant 1952 Bob Feller handwritten letter to Ted Williams with content regarding the Korean War. Two page foldout letter penned in blue ink on "The Tides Hotel" stationery from St. Petersburg, Florida dated 1/29/52. The letter was written by Bob Feller to his friend and respected foe, Ted Williams, with incredibly poignant content regarding his feelings for Ted being drafted back into military service. The letter reads, "Dear Ted: Just a note to say we will all be missing you this coming season unless it can be worked out so your call to duty can be cancelled or delayed. Personally, I cannot get too much enthused about the way they handled your particular case. In fact I do not like it. For your information-take it for what its worth you were the greatest hitter of my time and thats not counting either of us out for sometime yet. Kindest Personal Regards, Sincerely Bob Feller." Letter content and signature both rate 9 out of 10 with only some typical horizontal mailing fold lines present. On January 9, 1952 Williams had been recalled to service from a list of inactive reserves to serve in the Korean War. The offered letter demonstrates the level of respect for Williams by arguably the greatest pitcher of his era, Bob Feller. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 49 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox professional model warm up jacket c.1950-1960s. Original wool warm up jacket as worn by Ted Williams in classic Red Sox navy blue with red and white trim. Collar retains its original Tim McAuliffe mfg. label with embroidered Red Sox logo patch on the breast area. Overall condition is outstanding exhibiting evident use while retaining bright original color and appearance. The lot includes several original images of Ted Williams wearing a similar (not actual) Red Sox warm up jacket. Superb piece of game equipment which was likely worn by Williams during countless moments of significance during his storied career. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions: EX ($20,000-$30,000) $21,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 50 Exceptional Ted Williams professional model baseball bat with additional provenance from Bobby Doerr c.1947-1948. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 31.6 oz. The bat shows very fine evident use including ball marks, stitching impressions, rack marks, appropriate light barrel checking, and a precise hitting surface to one area of the barrel, with hand scored "X" markings likely done by Williams for additional grip to the ball. Knob end displays no visible model stampings, with "Ted Williams" facsimile signature stamping presenting nicely on the barrel end. In addition to having the desirability of coming from the personal collection of Ted Williams, this particular bat also includes additional history as related to Red Sox teammate Bobby Doerr. Included with the bat is a handwritten note tag by Bobby Doerr which reads, "Dear John-Henry; This is a bat your dad used in 1951. I started a bat collection then and have had it here since. Would like for you to have it. You should have your Dad autograph it and say he used in in 1951. Bob Doerr". The bat is in fact signed by Williams in blue sharpie across the barrel end. Along with the 1960 All-Star Game bat within this auction, this example was the only other game bat within the Williams' collection. By all measurable standards available, Ted Williams is regarded as the greatest hitter in Major League history. While admittedly a subjective topic, we feel resolute in agreeing with popular opinion. As such, the offered bat dating to the very prime of Williams' historic career as a batsman, originating from his personal collection, and having additional provenance from a cherished teammate could arguably be among the most important specimens extant. Includes LOAs from Hunt Auctions (bat) and JSA (autograph): EX-EX/MT ($30,000-$40,000) $46,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 51 1957 Boston Red Sox team autographed baseball. Off white Harridge AL ball signed by (25) members of the Red Sox to include Williams, Vernon, Higgins, Jensen, Malzone, Mauch, and Piersall. Signatures range from 7 to 9 out of 10, with the exception of Williams and Higgins which rate 5 out of 10 due to age fading. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Range VG/EX-NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 52 Tom Yawkey autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams. Fine quality studio portrait picturing the Hall of Fame member, and former Red Sox owner, posed in a suit by noted portraiture artist Fabian Bachrach. Matted and framed to an overall size of 12"x16", inscribed in blue ink on the bottom margin area, "To Ted With Wonderful Memories and Best Wishes Always, Tom Yawkey". Salutation and signature rate 9 out of 10. The matting itself has some light to moderate fading from age. Desirable personally inscribed image from the Red Sox most noted owner to its greatest player. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo: NM, Signature: NM, Matting VG-EX (with note to foxing) ($1,000-$2,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 53 Ted Williams presentational silver occasional box c.1952. Elongated rectangular sterling silver box as presented to Ted Williams by Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey. "TSW" monogram engraved on the lid with inscription on the interior lid, "Our best wishes for Hits, Health, and Happiness Jean & Tom Yawkey April 30, 1952". Marked International Sterling on the bottom, 28 ounces in weight (inclusive of wooden liner). 10" long: EX-MT ($1,000-$2,000) $4,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 54 Ted Williams and Bill Terry autographed baseball. B.Giamatti NL ball signed by the two players to last bat .400 or better, in blue ink across the sweetspot. Signatures rate 9/10 out of 10, with the ball itself having a few minor age toning spots. Includes a color photograph of Terry and Williams taken at a Hall of Fame Induction. The offered ball was the only such example within the Williams' collection. Very desirable signature baseball from the personal collection of the exclusive .400 club member. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Ball: EX-EX-EX/MT, Signatures: NM ($500-$1,000) $1,437.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 55 W.H. Bill Terry and Ted Williams single signed baseballs. Pair of single signed baseballs from the last two players to bat .400 in a season. Both signatures rate 9 out of 10 on official AL and NL balls, respectively, with the Terry ball having an area of light toning. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Baseballs: Range EX/MT-NM, Signatures: NM-MT ($500-$750) $495.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 56 April 30, 1952 Ted Williams Day presentational plaque with photographic provenance. Significant plaque as presented to Williams in honor of his re-entry into the U.S. Marine Corps to serve in the Korean War in 1952. Mahogany plaque measures 11"x15" with an inscribed brass placard at the top, "To Theodore Williams on your reentrance into the Marine Corps from your Red Sox team mates." The body of the plaque also displays additional plaques having facsimile signatures of the Red Sox players, coaches, and owners including Joe Cronin, Tom Yawkey, Lou Boudreau, and Dom DiMaggio. Overall condition is very fine, with some light surface scratching to the wooden surface area, and two small joint repairs to the laurel decoration on front. The April 30, 1952 celebration was an extremely poignant moment in the career and life of Ted Williams. A sellout crowd paid tribute to Williams before his departure to again serve his country in the Korean War. Includes a vintage black and white 8"x10" photograph picturing Dom DiMaggio presenting the offered plaque to Ted Williams. Stamped by Life magazine photographer Leonard McCombe on the reverse: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 57 Unique .400 Hitters autographed photograph c.1960s. Sepia tone image picturing the last four men to bat .400 in a season posed at Yankee Stadium in 1958 including Bill Terry, Ted Williams, Rogers Hornsby, and George Sisler. All but Terry have signed the photo in blue ink at the bottom margin rating 9 out of 10. The photo itself measures 11"x13" in its original frame with a horizontal crease at top 1/3 along with some general light age toning mostly, in the margins. Very unique and desirable signed original image, capturing a prestigious grouping of some of the finest batsman in Major League history. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo: VG-EX, Signatures: NM ($1,000-$2,000) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 58 Ted Williams 1946 Boston Red Sox AL Championship ring. 10K gold ring as presented to the members of the 1946 Red Sox in more recent years, likely at a milestone reunion event. Top of the ring features a classic design with a baseball inset onto a red field. "Boston Red Sox AL Champions" lettering surrounds the center. "1946" dating is engraved on one panel and "WILLIAMS" on the other panel. Interior ring band is engraved, "LGB 10K". Size 7.75. Desirable ring relating to the lone AL Championship and World Series appearance in Ted Williams' illustrious career: NM ($10,000-$20,000) $34,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 59 Superb Jim Thorpe autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams c.1952. Framed 10"x13" studio posed image of Jim Thorpe and Ted Williams taken from a profile vantage. Sepia tone photo in a matte finish, retains very fine original tonality and contrast with some light horizontal surface wrinkling to the center area, and a few small creases at the upper right corner. Signed at the left margin in bold aqua blue ink, "To Ted Williams The greatest baseball player of all time from the Old Injun Jim Thorpe 1952." Inscription and signature remain remarkably bold, rating 9/10 out of 10. Thorpe is regarded by many as the greatest all around athlete in the history of the sport, placing additional significance on the nature of the inscription, as written to Ted Williams. Thorpe played Major League baseball for the New York Giants during the 1910-1920 era and played with/against the likes of Christy Mathewson, Joe Jackson, and Ty Cobb. Thorpe remained a sports icon through the remainder of his life, and witnessed the play of individuals such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Jimmie Foxx. With note to the Jim Thorpe inscription of praise to Ted Williams, it must be met with the highest possible regard, and in turn denotes the offered image as one of the finest of its type to have entered the collecting marketplace. Includes auction LOA from JSA and an additional vintage 7"x9" sepia tone image taken of Thorpe standing with Ted Williams: Photo: EX, Signature: NM ($10,000-$15,000) $8,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 60 1952 Ted Williams US Armed Forces Identification card. Laminated dual sided identification card as issued to Williams for his service as a captain in the US Marine Corps. Front of the card features a portrait image of Williams along with a "Theodore S. Williams" full name fountain pen autograph. Reverse displays two fingerprint impressions from Williams along with other typewritten information. Generally fine condition overall with a few minor creases to the laminate surface. Very fine period item with relation to Williams noted military service. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $10,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 61 Ted Williams United States Navy pilot's medal with photographic provenance c.1942. Very fine sterling silver "Enlisted Reserve CPT" pilot's medal as presented to Williams upon earning his "wings" at Naval Flight Training school in 1942. Pinback medal measures 2 1/2" long and is marked "sterling" on the reverse. Includes a vintage 7"x9" sepia tone photo of Williams receiving the medal with related printed caption on the verso. Significant related medal as it relates to the role of the U.S. Military in the life and career of Ted Williams: EX ($500-$1,000) $3,750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 62 Ted Williams personal U.S. Marine Corps insignia pin with related photograph c.1950s. Cast metal pin of the classic U.S. Marines insignia as once worn by Williams while serving in the Korean War. The lot also includes a 1953 original photograph picturing Williams in full uniform wearing a nearly identical (and possibly actual) pin on his right collar area: EX ($200-$400) $1,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 63 Ted Williams United States Marine Corps pendant along with vintage photograph c.1950s. Original silver plated U.S. Marine Corps pendant with accompanying .925 silver rope chain: EX. The lot includes a vintage 7"x9" image of Ted Williams in military uniform wearing a lapel pin with similar insignia design: VG-EX ($200-$400) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 64 Lot of various Ted Williams items with relation to his military service to include: Ted Williams personal military "bucket" hat having "Williams, T.S. Capt- U.S.M.C. #9" written in marker under the brim. Retains several military related pins on the top along with a Boston Red Sox pin. Likely worn on a post military career visit such as USO appearance; Ted Williams olive green airman's jumpsuit with "MAG 42" triangular patch and "Hitter TS Williams" leather name patch. Likely worn on a post military career visit such as USO appearance; Ted Williams green baseball style hat with spread eagle pin on front; Custom made golf putter with US Marine Corps insignia inset onto a red field on the club head. Retains original rubber grip, although it is a right handed club it was almost certainly created for Williams' personal use; Ted Williams personal USMC polo shirt having his name embroidered at left breast area; (3) US Marine Corps baseball style hats (one black, two red) worn by Williams, post military career; Modern era custom made US Marine Corps leather belt with "TW" initials and enamelwork buckle; US Marine Corps money clip in box; (3) US Marine Corps related souvenir pins; and a vintage 6"x8" image of Williams in his fighter jet: Range VG-NM ($500-$1,000) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 65 Ted Williams 1946 United States Marine Corps World War II Discharge Certificate. Original certificate of honorable discharge as issued to Second Lieutenant Theodore S. Williams, measuring 8"x10" in its original matting and frame. Signed at the bottom by U.S. General A.A. Vandigray at bottom right. The certificate itself remains very clean with the original matting having some foxing due to age but was left intact for the sake of originality. Significant original document with relation to Williams' first discharge after serving in World War II during the prime of his baseball career: Certificate: EX-MT, Matting: GD ($1,000-$2,000) $11,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 66 Ted Williams 1953 United States Marine Corps World War II Discharge Certificate. Original certificate of honorable discharge as issued to Captain Theodore S. Williams, measuring 8"x10" in its original matting and frame. Signed at the bottom by Secretary of the Navy R.B. Anderson at bottom right. The certificate itself remains fairly clean with only a few areas of light foxing and the original matting having some foxing due to age, but was left intact for the sake of originality. Includes a vintage photo of a period news article picturing Williams receiving related discharge papers. Significant original document with relation to Williams' second discharge after serving in the Korean War and having to make a crash landing after taking enemy fire: Certificate: EX, Matting: GD ($1,000-$2,000) $9,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 67 Ted Williams autographed lithograph along with two model airplane displays and vintage photograph. Matted and framed 20"x24" lithograph depicting Ted Williams in US Marine Corps uniform, signed across the front "Ted Williams" in blue sharpie. Numbered 560/999 and signed by the artist at the bottom margin: NM; Pair of Corsair F-4U model airplanes from Ted Williams' personal collection, each mounted on wooden display plinths: EX-MT; and a vintage 8"x10" black and white photo picturing Williams standing on his US Marine Corps jet fighter: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 68 Collection of (78) Ted Williams photographs with military relation c.1940-1990s. Very fine grouping of images from Williams' personal collection to include: (26) original sepia tone snap shot photographs measuring 2 1/2"x4" each. Believed to have been taken by Ted Williams in Korea c.1950s, with subjects including fighter jets and Korean citizen scenes; (12) original sepia tone and black and white images c.1940-50s depicting Williams in various military settings and uniforms during both WWII and Korean War service: Range VG-NM; Original 8"x12" sepia tone photograph picturing Williams with his WWII unit in full uniform (creasing): GD; Black and white 11"x14" photo of Williams in his fighter jet cockpit c.1950s: EX; Fine large format 10"x13" mounted image of Ted Williams with several other players pictured in US Navy baseball uniforms c.1940s; and a group of (37) color 8"x10" images c.1990s taken with Williams at a military ceremony: NM. Diverse collection with excellent breakdown value. ($400-$800) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 69 Significant Ted Williams World War II Aviators Flight Log Book c.1943-1945. Original bound Aviators Flight Log book as carried with Ted Williams during his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. The log begins with Williams flight training and continues throughout years 1944 and 1945. Very interesting content found within, all of which was penned by the hand of Williams chronicling the various flights, flight hours, passengers, aircraft type, and type of flight by designated code. The book has been signed by Williams in six different locations, each certifying that the accrued flight information was accurate. Period signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10, including several beautiful "Theodore Williams" full name variants. Book itself remains in generally fine condition with some vintage tape reinforcement to the spine, having "Williams T.S." written in period black marker believed to also be in Ted's hand. Additionally, and charmingly, Williams has written in black fountain pen "Williams T.S." on both the top and bottom edges of the interior pages. Accompanied by a vintage 7"x9" sepia tone image picturing Ted Williams, with another soldier, posed in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Very rare and desirable War period written account from Baseball Hall of Fame member, notable American citizen, and long serving U.S. Marine. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($3,000-$5,000) $14,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 70 Significant Ted Williams Korean War Aviators Flight Log Book c.1952-1953. Original bound Aviators Flight Log book as carried with Ted Williams during his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. The log begins in May of 1952, when Ted was refreshing his flight skills at Willow Grove Air Base in Pennsylvania. The log subsequently covers Williams flights while stationed in Korea through 1952 and 1953, inclusive of his noted crash in February of 1953. Signed by Williams after the entries for June of 1953, after he had been honorably discharged by the Marine Corps due to health concerns. Very interesting content found within, all of which was penned by the hand of Williams chronicling the various flights, flight hours, passengers, aircraft type, and type of flight by designated code. In addition to the aforementioned Williams' autograph, the book has been signed on the front title page along with a handwritten printed self identification. Period signatures range from 8 to 10 out of 10. Book itself remains in generally fine condition with a few minor surface abrasion areas and some vintage tape reinforcement to the spine, having "Williams T.S." written in period black marker, believed to also be in Ted's hand. Included with the lot are three period documents found within the log book to include "Combat Readiness" form signed "Theodore S. Williams" at the bottom in blue ink; Marine Squadron assignment document; and Pilot's Individual Accident of Violation record form of which Williams had none. Accompanied by a vintage 7"x9" sepia tone image picturing Ted Williams posed in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Very rare and desirable War period written account from Baseball Hall of Fame member, notable American citizen, and long serving U.S. Marine. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($2,000-$4,000) $17,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 71 Ted Williams U.S. Marine Corps League Lifetime Pass along with FBI-Marine Corps Association Lifetime Pass. Cast brass credit card sized pass with Marine Corps League titling at top and inscribed "Ted Williams" nameplate at center: NM along with a laminated Ted Williams FBI-Marine Corps Association laminated lifetime pass: EX-MT. Includes color 8"x10" photo of Williams wearing a similar FBI-Marine Corps pass. ($200-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 72 Ted Williams U.S. Armed Forces medal. Presented to Ted Williams in honor of his record of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Created in 1942, this particular medal was given to Ted Williams in recognition of his notable combat flight during the Korean War, in which Williams guided his damaged plane back to base for a crash landing. Retains its original blue leather hinged lid case: EX-MT ($300-$500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 73 1972 Ted Williams Veterans of Foreign Wars Merit Award. Prestigious award as presented to Williams for his "Exceptional Service Rendered to Country, Community, and Mankind". Front of the medal features raised d√Ącor with "Veterans of Foreign Wars Merit Award" raised lettering. Reverse has aforementioned titling along with "Ted Williams" inscribed nameplate. Retains its original red, white, blue, and gold ribbon housed in a custom made shadowbox frame with vellum backing and "Ted Williams" nameplate. Marked "Medallic Art Co" on edge of the medal along with "10K stamping. Substantive medal weighs a remarkable 4 oz. Very fine and significant military presentational medal honoring the many years of military service contributed by Ted Williams. Includes a vintage 8"x10" framed black and white photo of Williams in military uniform shaking hands with another officer: EX-MT ($5,000-$10,000) $3,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 74 Ted Williams Korean War Service Medal with related pin, Citation Papers, and photograph c.1953. Includes original medal with "Korean Service" lettering and Pagoda graphic on one side having "United States of America" and Yin-Yang symbol on the reverse. Retains its original blue and white ribbon along with original box: EX (box has some wear). Small additional uniform bar pin is also included, which was found in the same box as the medal: EX. The lot also includes (3) one page typewritten, Temporary Citations from the US Marine Corps to Ted Williams for "Meritorious acts while participating in aerial fight against the enemy while attached to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Korea 1953". Each letter is signed by Major General V.E. Megee. One letter has notable silverfish damage with losses to the center and bottom areas: Range PR-EX; Vintage sepia tone 7"x9" image of Williams pictured in his US Marine jet: VG-EX ($300-$500) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 75 Fine Douglas MacArthur autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams, along with related book signed by Ted Williams. Sepia tone 7"x9" image picturing the legendary US Army General Douglas MacArthur in full military uniform, inscribed across the front, "To Ted Williams With Best Wishes Douglas MacArthur". Black fountain pen signature rates 8 out of 10. The photo remains housed in a vintage matting and frame as displayed in Williams' residence: EX/MT-NM. The lot also includes "Douglas MacArthur: Reminiscences" hard cover book as given to Williams, signed on interior cover page, "My Great Idol Ted Williams" in reference to MacArthur: EX-MT. Poignant and significant signed image from an American military hero who, without question, was greatly revered by Williams. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($750-$1,250) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 76 1980 Ted Williams United States Marine Corps "George Halas Sportsman of the Year" award. Three dimensional clear acrylic figural piece with image of the Marine Corps insignia at the center, positioned atop a mahogany pedestal style base. Applied placard on the front of base with titling of the award as given to Williams on April 12, 1980 "For Exemplary Leadership and Accomplishments". 12" long with the electrified base appearing to be in fine overall condition, but does not currently illuminate. Retains its original Balfour labeling under the base: EX ($500-$750) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 77 Lot of (4) Ted Williams United States Marine Corps related figural items, Ted Williams photograph, and autographed letter. Includes Colonel Ted Williams Reserve Officers Association trophy. Large figural brass eagle atop a mahogany plinth base with inscribed placard on the front panel. "Champion" manufacturing label underneath the base, 16" tall: NM; Ted Williams U.S. Marine Corps presentational plaque. Wooden plaque with affixed composite Marine Corps insignia and titling along with inscribed brass placard as given to Williams. 17" long: NM; Composite figural sculpture of the Marines at Iwo Jima, 5" tall: EX; Ted Williams United States Marine Corps presentational plaque. Shield shaped wooden plaque with applied brass Marines insignia and applied brass placard inscribed to Williams: EX-MT; 1998 typewritten letter on Ted Williams stationery as sent to the US Marine Corps thanking them for an invitation to participate in a parade. Signed, "Ted Williams" in ink at the bottom: NM; Vintage sepia tone 11"x14" image of Williams posed in his fighter jet cockpit: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($500-$1,000) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 78 Ted Williams United States Marine Corps presentational citation along with Ted Williams autographed letter. Red leather bound foldout presentational folio as issued to Williams to signify his appointment as an honorary squadron commander. Interior displays an embossed certificate with President of the United States regalia at the top. Opposite panel displays a hand stenciled certificate with a vintage "Tomcats VMA-311" uniform patch: NM. The lot also includes 1998 typewritten letter on Ted Williams stationery as sent to the US Marine Corps thanking them for an invitation to participate in a parade. Signed, "Ted Williams" and "Semper Fi" in ink at the bottom: NM and a modern era 8"x10" framed color photo picturing Williams in his military uniform with a similar squadron patch: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($300-$500) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 79 Lot of (2) Ted Williams items with relation to U.S. Marine Corps. Includes US Marine Corps "VMF-311" squadron baseball hat as worn by Williams, with applied metal pin. Photo is included of Williams wearing the hat standing with Gary Sheffield: EX and Ted Williams autographed Veteran U.S. Marine Corps commemorative license plate. Plastic plate signed by Williams in black sharpie across the front: EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph). ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 80 Ted Williams United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame award. Matted and framed display as presented to Ted Williams on June 29, 2001 honoring Williams upon his selection to the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. The certificate is titled as having been awarded to Ted Williams and has been signed at the bottom by General James L. Jones in green marker. Two commemorative Marine Corps coins with red enamelwork are also featured in the framed display, which measures 15"x16": NM. The lot also includes 1998 typewritten letter on Ted Williams stationery as sent to the US Marine Corps thanking them for an invitation to participate in a parade. Signed, "Ted Williams" in ink at the bottom: NM; Framed 10"x13" black and white photo posed in his fighter jet: EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph) ($400-$600) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 81 Colonel Ted Williams Security Team commemorative badge. Cast brass badge with enamelwork inlay, " Col. Ted Williams Security Team 225th Anniv." along with "9" designation for his uniform number. U.S. Marine Corps enameled insignia is found at the center. 3" tall in its original hinged lid case: NM ($300-$400) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 82 Ted Williams autographed photograph. 16"x20" Color photograph based on the original, which was taken while Williams was serving as a Marine pilot. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in silver paint pen rating 9 out of 10. Uncommon image offers striking crisp clarity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($300-$500) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 83 Ted Williams autographed limited edition lithograph. Artist's rendering of Williams while serving with the Marines, titled within the lower border, "Captain Ted Williams, USMC, Grumman F9F Panther." Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 8/9 out of 10. Also signed by the artist and hand numbered 550/999. Framed to 27.5"x31.5" overall. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX/MT-NM ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 84 Ted Williams autographed large format photograph. 20"x27.5" Color photograph based on the original, taken while Williams was serving as a Marine pilot. Signed across the front, "Ted Williams" in blue marker rating 9 out of 10. Uncommon image offering fine clarity. Includes auction LOA from JSA: NM ($400-$600) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 85 Ted Williams personal 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Inauguration invitation and program. Original invitation and ceremonies program as extended to Ted Williams in honor of President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 inauguration. Foldout invitation retains its original mailing envelope. Ceremonies program retains its original red, white, and blue ribbon. Both pieces exhibit moderate age/handling wear. Desirable pair of items interestingly dating to the greatest season of Ted's storied baseball career: EX ($300-$500) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 86 Superb President Richard Nixon autographed large format photograph inscribed to Ted Williams. Impressive 14"x19" original black and white candid image taken in Washington D.C. in 1969, picturing Ted Williams, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and President Richard Nixon. Signed in black ink on the bottom margin, "To Ted Williams, Who for thirty years, has demonstrated that he is what everyone means when they say Big Leaguer. With Best Wishes from Richard Nixon". Signature and inscription rate 9 out of 10 and present beautifully against the cream color mount which exhibits ever so slight areas of toning. Given its size, inscription, and provenance, the offered example is certainly among the finest Nixon signature images to have been offered at auction. Includes auction LOA from JSA: Photo: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($2,000-$4,000) $4,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 87 President Richard Nixon letter in framed display, signature is secretarial signed. Dated May 15, 1972, typewritten letter on White House stationery as sent to Ted Williams with significant content thanking Williams for his support of Nixon's policy in Vietnam. The appreciation was extended in reference to remarks made by Williams to a reporter indicating support for Nixon's policies and the President himself. The framed display includes a copy of the House Congressional Record for May 10, 1972 which includes Williams' comments. In the letter, Nixon writes, in part, "Coming as it does from one whose own military record is a source of inspiration both in and out of the sports world, your understanding of why these steps had to be taken means a great deal to me." Signed at the bottom in black ink, "Richard Nixon" (secretarial signed): NM ($500-$750) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 88 President Richard Nixon autographed letter with related program and vintage photograph c.1972. Typewritten one page letter on White House stationery as written to Ted Williams with congratulations on his selection to President Nixon's All-Time baseball team. Signed, "Richard Nixon" in black fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. The letter is accompanied by a special printed roster and program of the team that Nixon had selected featuring the Presidential seal on the front cover. Also included is a vintage 10"x14" framed color photograph of Ted Williams in a Washington Senators uniform watching Nixon throw out a first pitch. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Letter: NM, Program: EX-MT, Photo: VG-EX ($500-$1,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 89 President Richard Nixon autographed book inscribed to Ted Williams with vintage photograph. "The Personal Memoirs of Richard Nixon" hard cover book presented to Ted Williams. Interior title page features an affixed bookplate signed, "Ted Williams The greatest batter in the modern era. With appreciation for his friendship from Richard Nixon 5-20-78". Black ink salutation and signature rate 9/10 out of 10. The book itself exhibits some handling and usage wear mostly to the dust jacket. The lot includes a vintage framed 9"x12" black and white photograph with Ted Williams, President Nixon, and other dignitaries as taken at the White House during a previous visit. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Book: VG-EX, Signature: NM-MT, Photo: EX-MT ($500-$1,000) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 90 Lot of President Richard Nixon materials with relation to Ted Williams c.1960-1980s. Includes 9/2/1968 typewritten letter on personal stationery as sent to Ted Williams in congratulations for the birth of his son. Framed and signed "Dick" in black ink, secretarial signed: EX; 7/18/1984 typewritten letter on personal stationery with comical content regarding Nixon watching Ted in a television interview. Hand inscribed "Dear Ted" and signed "RN" in black ink. Paper itself has some age toning, framed: EX; 1980 "The Real War" hard cover book by Richard Nixon autographed on the interior title page, "Property Ted Williams": EX; 1972 figural elephant statue with black onyx base having "1972 Campaigner" with Republican elephant logo: EX; Greeting card as sent to Williams from the President and Mrs. Nixon (unsigned): EX-MT; Framed black and white photograph of President Nixon with several individuals including Ted Williams' wife: EX-MT; Commemorative porcelain whiskey jug as given at the 1969 Presidential Inauguration. Titled at the bottom, "The Friends of President Richard Nixon to Commemorate his Inauguration January 20, 1969". Vertical hairline crack is present: VG-EX; and 1969 Presidential inaugural invitation and related ephemera: Range VG-NM. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($500-$1,000) $470.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 91 Lot of (4) political related books from Ted Williams personal library to include: 1967 "The Quotable Richard M. Nixon" hard cover book signed on interior title page, "Ted Williams" in black ink: EX; 1980 "Richard Nixon The Real War" hard cover book signed on interior title page, "1980 Property Ted Williams" along with an affixed presentational bookplate signed, "Richard Nixon for Ted Williams": EX; 1977 "It Didn't Start with Watergate" by Lasky, signed on the interior cover page, "Property Ted Williams" in blue ink. Additional ink inscription to "Bill" also found on the cover page: VG-EX; and 1980 "Will" by G.Gordon Liddy signed on interior cover page, "Property Ted Williams" in black ink: EX. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($200-$400) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 92 Lot of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush materials with relation to Ted Williams c.1988. Matted and framed display including Nov. 4, 1988 typewritten letter on White House stationery as sent to Ted with well wishes on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Autopen signature at the bottom. Includes a color photo of Reagan toasting a champagne glass: NM; 1981 Invitation as sent to Ted Williams for a luncheon at the White House with original envelope: EX; Sept. 2, 1988 typewritten note on Vice Presidential notecard as sent to Ted Williams' wife, Dolores, with content regarding an endorsement. Signed "George" in black ink (framed): EX-MT; Jan. 30, 1984 Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to "Reagan/Bush 84" signed "Theodore Williams" at the bottom in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10, with the cancellation stamp intersecting: EX; Vice President George Bush autographed photograph inscribed to Ted Williams, "Ted-Come fly with me on AF II-Warmest Regards, George Bush". Photo pictures Bush seated with Williams aboard Air Force Two, 8"x10" framed: NM; and Ted Williams Citrus County Florida Voter Registration card dated Oct. 6, 1988 and signed in blue ink, "Theodore S. Williams": EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($1,000-$2,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 93 Lot of President George W. Bush materials with relation to Ted Williams c.2000-2002. Includes 1/19/2000 handwritten note (two sided) on Governor George W. Bush note card as sent to Ted thanking him for his endorsement. Content reads, "Dear Ted Thank you for your endorsement. I am honored to have you on my team. You are a great American and a fine example-Best Wishes George Bush": NM; March 27, 2001 typewritten letter on White House stationery as sent to Ted with content wishing him well with regard to health issues. Content is particularly poignant including, in part, "Fight the good fight, Ted. Remember that everyone who loves baseball respects you, loves you, and needs you." Signed in black marker at the bottom: NM; Ted Williams autographed Louisville Slugger model bat signed, "To George Bush 2000 Ted Williams" in blue sharpie on the back of the barrel. Signature rates 10 out of 10: NM; and Ted Williams personal 2002 Republican National Committee "President's Club" membership card (unsigned on back): NM. Very fine lot including rarely offered signature items from President George W. Bush. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autographs) ($1,000-$2,000) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 94 President George Bush autographed large format photograph with related Ted Williams personal check. Large framed 15"x22" color image picturing Ted Williams campaigning for President George Bush. Signed in black ink at the top right, "To Ted Williams-Thanks for all of your help-George Bush". Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Photo itself has a small indentation: EX-MT. The lot includes Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to "Bush for President" signed at the bottom "Theodore Williams": EX-MT. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($500-$1,000) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 95 December 6, 1999 President George Bush autographed letter with content relating to his son's Presidential bid. One page typewritten letter as sent to Ted Williams from former President George Bush thanking him for endorsing his son, George W. Bush, in his candidacy for President in 2000. Content reads, in part, "As a father, it's hard to believe that our son has a real chance to be President of the United States. He is an honest guy and I guarantee you he will not let you down." Signed at the bottom in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. The letter itself has several small pink stain spots. Fine letter with fascinating content of significance as it relates to the former President's thoughts on his son and his candidacy. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX-MT ($300-$500) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 96 Collection of George Bush Presidential and Vice Presidential materials with relation to Ted Williams c.1980-1990s. Substantive grouping of items as acquired by Ted Williams during their many years of friendship to include: Framed 8"x10" color photo of John Sununu, President Bush, and Ted Williams signed at the bottom margin, "Ted Williams-Warm greetings from the White House-Your friend George Bush": NM; April 3, 1989 Flight Certificate as issued to Ted Williams for a flight on Marine One (11"x13"): EX-MT; Color 8"x10" photo of George Bush and Ted Williams signed, "To Ted Williams-Thanks for slugging it out with me in NH. I'll never forget it! Sincerely, George Bush": NM; Dec. 19, 1988 Vice President George Bush handwritten and signed notecard with content wishing Ted a Merry Christmas. Signed "George": NM; Aug. 5, 1993 President George Bush handwritten and signed notecard (both sides) with content including general salutations and reads, in part, "Life is treating Barbara and me very well. I miss my Washington friends. I do NOT miss the press.". Signed "George Bush": NM; Vice President George Bush signed notecard with Vice Presidential raised seal: NM; Nov. 16, 1992 typewritten note on Presidential notecard thanking Williams for his support in the 1992 election. Signed, "George Bush" with additional handwritten notation: NM; 1989 Presidential Inaugural invitation and related ephemera: EX-MT; Several misc. paper items including a telegram as sent to Ted Williams from George Bush with comical well wishes for a medical procedure: EX; Pair of 1989 Presidential Inaugural Parade license plates each with number "9" on the back for Ted Williams' uniform number: EX-MT; and a few misc. photos and paper items including Air Force One papers and photo of Williams/Bush. Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($1,500-$3,000) $3,250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 97 Vice President George Bush autographed notecard to Ted Williams with related set of golf balls. Two sided Vice Presidential notecard as sent to Ted Williams with content thanking Ted for being part of an appearance. Note reads, in part, "Here are some pellets...They never hook or slice-well hardly ever." in relation to the offered unused set of (6) golf balls each bearing the Vice Presidential seal. Note is signed "George" in black ink. Includes auction LOA from JSA: EX ($400-$600) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 98 Collection of various Presidential materials with relation to Ted Williams c.1980-1990s. Includes: Color 8"x10" photo of President George Bush and Ted Williams signed "Ted-Nice reunion warm regards-George Bush (smudge to word 'regards'): EX; 1992 John Sununu autographed letter to Ted on White House stationery: EX-MT; 1992 Certificate of Appreciation to Ted Williams from the 1992 Bush/Quayle campaign: EX-MT; (3) Ted Williams autographed personal checks each made out to "Jeb Bush for Governor" and signed "Theodore Williams": EX-MT; Includes auction LOA from JSA. ($500-$1,000) $853.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 99 President George Bush, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, John Sununu, and Fay Vincent. 1991 MLB All-Star Game ball signed by the five aforementioned individuals while attending the 1991 All-Star game in Toronto after the White House ceremony honoring Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Signatures range from 9-10 out of 10. Includes auction LOA from JSA : NM ($750-$1,250) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 100 Large lot of Presidential and Vice Presidential items with relation to Ted Williams. Total of (15) items to include: 1992 enamelwork White House Secret Service badge in case; President George Bush commemorative pen; Air Force One dual playing card deck in case; US Secret Service enameled cufflinks; President George Bush tie pin and tie bar set in box; President George Bush enameled tie bar; Air Force One tie bar; (3) Presidential Seal unused matchbooks; Boxed set of (3) President George Bush golf balls; Unused Air Force One stationery pad; Air Force One commemorative glass candy dish (8" long); and a Ted Williams autographed personal check made out to "Bush/Quayle Campaign" signed Theodore Williams at the bottom. Includes auction LOA from JSA (autograph): Range EX-NM ($500-$750) $750.00
 
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